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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:21 pm    Post subject: Sempron vs. Celeron? Reply with quote

So I'm getting two options on notebooks:

Acer Aspire 3002LCi and Acer Travelmate 2413.

Both have pretty much the same specs, but what I'm interested in is the processor. The Aspire is and AMD Sempron 2800+, and the Travelmate is a Celeron M 370 1.6 GHz.

I'm no expert on AMD, but I do know Celeron's have shaky quality. But since I know next to nothing about AMD, I would like to see some opinions about which processor is better.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Sempron will be faster.

The clock speed of the Sempron is 1.8GHz (as opposed to the celeron's 1.6GHz). On top of that the sempron performs more operations per second than the celeron. Also, the L1 cache of the Sempron Mobile is 128k... the Mobile Celeron is only 64k.

Technical comparison of the mobiel chips: http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/ProductInformation/0,,30_118_11600_11613,00.html


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That depends on how you define "better?"

What will you be using the notebook for? Some chips probably perform better at various tasks i.e. gaming then some chips which are better for somethign else.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's for everyday home use, and work, college, etc. The only downside is the Sentron one has only 256 MB DDR Ram, but I think it's enough for what I need it for, right? (In any case I can just add more memory).
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone showed me this: http://www.anandtech.com/mobile/showdoc.aspx?i=2625&p=12

Could it be that the Celeron is better? Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Drake wrote:
Could it be that the Celeron is better? Confused


Yeah, in "Common business tasks"... I guess the celerons are better in regards to word processing. But for gaming the Radeon X200 > Intel "Extreme" Graphics.

If I was even thinking of playing a game, the V2000Z and M2000Z (the Sempron machines with the Radeon) in those tests would have come out significantly ahead.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So if I wanted it basically for home use, I should go with the Celeron?
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